Hearing God : part two. Discovering Gods nature

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God doesn’t just speak to us so that He can give us directions. God speaks to us so that He can reveal His nature to us. He wants us to know Him by his heart, personality and spirit and not just be known as somebody that needs to be listened to and strictly followed.

God wants us to have a strong identity so He talks to us through His nature more then He does through direct words. He invites us in to discover more about Him and in return more about ourselves because we are created in His image.

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.Genesis 1:27

How do we hear from God about His nature? We have His word, the bible, which we meditate on until it becomes our nature too. As we study the word and write it on our hearts, our heart, character and nature begin to align with His.

The bible reveals to us that..

God is powerful… 1 Timothy 6:15

God is love… 1 John 4:8

God is the truth, the light, and in Him there is no darkness… 1 John 1:5

God is holy… 1 Peter 1:16

God loves mercy and grace and He is compassionate… Psalm 103:8

God is gentle…  Psalm 18:35

God is righteous…  Psalm 129:4

God is faithful… 1 Corinthians 10:13

So now we understand that God is loving and that He shows mercy, grace and compassion so whenever we trip up and make a mistake or fall into sin we know that we can come before Him and He will show us mercy and forgiveness. We can lean in closer to Him and feel the fullness of His love and compassion. He will always be gentle with us and we know that He remains faithful so we can come before Him time and time again and He will treat us in the same loving way each and every time. This is God speaking to us through His nature.

The more that we begin to rely on Gods nature inside of us the more confident we are in our identity and in Him. We begin to take on the mind of Christ. We now no longer need to be told what is good and right for us because we fully understand who He has made us to be and we know what we should be doing and when we should be doing it.


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